This is saying that no one player is greater than the team.
Sports such as football and ice hockey are physical sports and often require heavy commitment and dedication to be successful.
By the end of the season, players who have been battered and bruised by the grind of the regular season and the playoffs may feel a strong connection, much like brothers, to their teammates.
In the case of many of today's youth, team sports offer a way for kids and young adults to avoid many temptations, including drugs and criminal activity.
But when your team decides at the beginning of the year that it wants to be the team in the winner's circle holding the league championship trophy at the end of the season, personal differences are often set aside for the common good of the team.
Many coaches like to say that the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back.
Learning to cooperate with others towards a common goal in sports is what builds character, friendship and important life skills for players and coaches.
The friendships built within a team can last a lifetime for some players, and the journey of a team throughout a season is often memorable.
These days’ sports are a part of academic curricula.
Keeping their value in life, children are taught some sorts of games in the very early stage in school.